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Topic: Should I buy a Switch for Zelda, or a 3DSXL for the games I've missed out on?

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Super-

Haven't played anything Nintendo since like 2008. Time to go back! Now I'm stuck on either getting the Switch to play BoTW or getting a 3DSXL to play everything I've missed out on.

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Ralizah

Depends.

Do you want to keep current with Nintendo's development efforts, or are you more interested in catching up on a generation of games you missed out on?

And is BotW the only game you're interested in? Because Nintendo and other developers for their systems have released a number of genuinely fantastic games for the Switch, especially if you didn't buy a Wii U.

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Super-

@Ralizah No but seeing how I can really only afford one game if I go for the Switch, Zelda is my game of choice.

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Ralizah

@Super- Good choice. Breath of the Wild is the best Nintendo game I've played since Super Mario Galaxy released on the original Wii. It's a modern classic.

It's hard. The 3DS is my favorite Nintendo system to date, but the Switch is newer, more ambitious, and will be supported for years.

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KirbyTheVampire

No one can really tell you what you should get, because it's all subjective. You'll just have to look into the games you're interested in on both systems and see what you think would be the better purchase.

To be completely honest, if you can only get Zelda for the Switch, I think you'd be better off getting a 3DS and getting a few games. Very, very few games are worth that price, and Zelda certainly isn't one of them IMO. But again, it's all subjective. Some people would pay even more than they did for the Switch in order to play Zelda, while some wouldn't play it even if they were given the game and system for free. It all depends on what you like, and no one can really make that decision for you.

KirbyTheVampire

Super-

@KirbyTheVampire For sure. Just trying to get a couple of personal opinions and see what others think.

Super-

Anti-Matter

Super- wrote:

Haven't played anything Nintendo since like 2008. Time to go back! Now I'm stuck on either getting the Switch to play BoTW or getting a 3DSXL to play everything I've missed out on.

Expand your game genre.
Don't just Stuck on One genre Only.
You can have a lot of different genre from Switch & 3DS.

Me, myself have played a lot of Nintendo games with different genres, such as :

Life Simulation (The Sims Bustin' Out, Animal Crossing New Leaf, My Sims),

Rhythm (Dance Dance Revolution),

Boxing / Fighting (Animal Boxing, K-1 Pocket GP, Gold Gym Cardio Workout, ARMS),

Party games (Wii Party, Go Vacation, Nintendoland, Mario Party, Overcooked Special Edition),

Misc (Tomodachi Life, Cooking Mama, Gardening Mama, Camping Mama, Crafting Mama, Style Savvy Fashion Forward),

RPG (Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, Golden Sun Dark Dawn, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Final Fantasy Chocobo Dungeon, Paper Mario, Miitopia, Fantasy Life, Pokemon X / Sun / Ultra Moon, Portal Knights),

Action Adventure (LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER Switch, LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER : The Chase Begin 3DS, The Dog Island),

Racing (Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe)

3D Platformer (Super Mario 3D Land + 3D World, Super Mario Odyssey),

Strategy (Harvest Moon Tree of Tranquility, Harvest Moon Animal Parade, Harvest Moon 3D A New Beginning)

Etc.

Find your Best genre, try other games and you will not regret to follow my advices.

Btw, better buy BOTH Switch and 3DS to expand your gaming experiences.

Remember, Don't just Stuck on One genre Only.

Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

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Super-

@Anti-Matter Oh yeah for sure I will own both relatively soon, I'm just trying to find out what I wanna have for a couple months before I get the other. But yeah I've played RPGS, games like Animal Crossing, Racing games, etc. Just haven't played Nintendo for almost 9 years so I've missed out on a lot of games LOL. Just trying to figure out if I should go with the Switch with its current titles and support to be had for years, or go with the 3DS with its huge library of games. Its so hard to decide lol

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iLikeUrAttitude

That depends. Do you only want to get a Switch for Zelda and then after you complete it never touch it again or for Zelda and for what the system has to offer? Cause if it's just Zelda Botw then I just recommend you just get a Wii-U for cheap and play Zelda. As for the 3ds xl don't get one, get a new 3ds xl for cheaper (unless you're just talking about the regular 3ds xl and not the new model).

Good... good
Now play Dragon Quest

Anti-Matter

@Super-
I played these games for 3DS and Switch :

3DS
1. LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER The Chase Begins
2. The Sims 3 Pets
3. Super Mario 3D Land
4. Cooking Mama 4 Kitchen Magic
5. Cooking Mama 5 Bon Appetit
6. Cooking Mama Sweet Shops
7. Mario Kart 7
8. Paper Mario Sticker Star
9. Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance
10. Pokemon X
11. Pokemon Sun
12. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon : Gates to Infinity
13. Luigi Mansion Dark Moon
14. Miitopia
15. Tomodachi Life
16. Fantasy Life
17. Style Savvy Fashion Forward
18. Mario Tennis Open
19. Mario Gold World Tour
20. Mario Party Island Toyr
21. Mario Party Star Rush
22. Ever Oasis
23. Animal Crossing New Leaf + Welcome Amiibo
24. Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer
25. Harvest Moon 3D A New Beginning
26. Nintendogs + Cats : Toy Poodle & New Friends
27. New Super Mario Bros 2
28. Disney Magical World
29. Disney Magical World 2
30. Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World

Good news, with 3DS you can play any NDS games, so your 3DS will have Double amount games to play, 3DS & NDS games.

Switch
1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2. Super Bomberman R
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
4. LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER
5. Puyo Puyo Tetris
6. ARMS
7. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
8. Pokken Tournament DX
9. Super Mario Odyssey
10. Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Will buy these Switch games on year 2018.
11.1-2-Switch
12. Portal Knights
13. Overcooked Special Edition
14. Poi: Explorer Edition
15. Lost Sphear
16. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary

Phew.... so many games.
Well, maybe at least there are 2 or 3 games from my list caught your attention.

Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

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Super-

@iLikeUrAttitude Well no, if I get the Switch, the only reason I'm just purchasing BoTW is because I can only really afford one game at the moment, so BoTW is the one I would get for now. And yes I mean't the New 3DS XL.

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iLikeUrAttitude

@Super- Well if Zelda Botw is your most wanted game then I suggest you get a Switch. But if you want a good system with an already decent library then get a New 2ds XL cause no one is ever using the 3d gimmick.

Good... good
Now play Dragon Quest

KirbyTheVampire

@Super- I will say that the Switch will absolutely have superior games from a technical perspective. Whether you actually find them more fun comes down to your individual tastes, but when it comes to system power, there's no comparison.

KirbyTheVampire

iLikeUrAttitude

@KirbyTheVampire Well that's obvious from the start since the Switch is the most powerful handheld...
But they both have an excellent catalog of games, more so on the 3ds seeing how it's been on the market for 6 years.

Good... good
Now play Dragon Quest

KirbyTheVampire

@iLikeUrAttitude Well, that's really all that can be said on the matter, outside of stuff like the price and how the Switch isn't quite as suited for portability due to the size and lack of a clam-shell design and whatnot. I can't exactly tell him what games he'll enjoy more or anything, but I can tell him that the games on the 3DS will often be more simple and less impressive than the ones on the Switch. I see what you're saying, though.

KirbyTheVampire

Grumblevolcano

@Super- Some advice regarding Switch, take the earliest opportunity you have to get a good size microSD card. Even if you purchase physical versions of games where possible your Switch's internal memory will fill up rather fast.

Grumblevolcano

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Hikingguy

I am 300 hours into Zelda and it feels like I am not close to being finished. I feel I easily got my money's worth! However, before you decide to invest that much money (as it could easily cost you $400+ for the Switch version) see if you can find someone with the game and play it for a while. It does not matter if it is the Wii U or the Switch version, as game play is virtually identical. Then you will know if you will like the game or not.
I would hate to hear that you invested all that money in a Switch and it turns out that you did not enjoy the game. Because the game is a big departure from recent Zelda games.
I really appreciated the direction the new Zelda went, but I also grew up with the original 2D games and I hear many on this website who's first foray into Zelda may have started with the 3D Zelda games may not have appreciated BotW as much as I did.

And as a New 3ds owner, if I was buying one today, I would save the few bucks and get the New 2DS XL instead of the New 3DS XL. I rarely use the 3D feature and I wish I had easier access to the SD card.

That is just my 2 cents.
Have a Merry Christmas.

Hikingguy

Caryslan

I know the Switch is the hot new console on the block, but I'm honestly not sure its worth the money yet if you have not played Nintendo systems since 2008.

For 80 bucks, you can pick up a Nintendo 2DS and get access to hundreds of retail, download, and virtual console games that should keep you busy for a long time.

Here's the thing, the Switch is doing well for itself and has two GOTYs in its first year, alongside an impressive amount of games. Its a first year that only loses to the Dreamcast as one of the best. It will be supported for many years to come as it takes over as both Nintendo's flagship handheld and home console.

But if you compare the game libraries, the 3DS blows the Switch out of the water. Its got pretty much every type of Mario game from the 2D style, to 3D style, Mario Kart, and a wide array of Mario RPGs and Sports games.

You mentioned Zelda and the 3DS shines in this category as well. The 3DS has remakes of both Nintendo 64 Zelda games, A Link Between Worlds, and Tri-force Heroes. On top of which, it also has the older Zelda classics on the Virtual Console including The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II, Link's Awakining, the Oracle games, and if you get a New 2DS or 3DS, A Link to the Past.

The Switch has one Zelda game, while the 3DS has numerous games in the franchise.

Again, the Switch is a young system which means it will naturally have fewer titles than the 3DS.

But as I said before, the 3DS is loaded down with countless games and franchises like Monster Hunter, Fire Emblem, Smash, Pokemon, Kirby, Dragon Quest, etc.

For the price, the 3DS offers the richest, most diverse, and largest game library money can buy.

Not only do you get access to great retail games, but there are classic download games and a virtual console that includes classic games from the NES, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, and SNES libraries.

Unless power or having the latest hardware means alot to you, I would say pick up a system in the 3DS family. Its a much better value overall, and since you're playing catch-up anyway you'll have tons of games to pick from and then in a few years, you can pick up a Switch.

Go with the 3DS. You will be very happy with one.

Caryslan

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